Read good reviews about ChoLon Bistro since I started working in Denver but just never have the chance to come. Asian fusion feels a bit too heavy for me. But last week I was checking out restaurants around the area again and ChoLon changed their website to include pictures of the dishes. I couldn’t resist after seeing the photos.
First came the famous free appetizer. The sesame sheet with homemade chili sauce.
Then I ordered the Kaya toast with coconut jam and egg cloud. The egg cloud is ver foamy.
Finally the main course. Singapore style
lobster. Got some spicy taste to it and came with many little buns (which tasted awesome by the way). This is a great dish and I totally recommending it.
Have to say this is quite a lot for one tiny Asian girl.
This week staying at Ritz Carlton. Great hotel. And Elway’s is location in the hotel. I found this restaurant when I searched for Japanese restaurant before an figured I will try it the week in staying at the hotel instead.
The first night at the hotel was a Monday. The restaurant is fully booked with reservation and I found a seat in the bar area instead. The bar is packed also.
Looked at the menu the server gave me and couldn’t find any sushi. Saw another menu up on the bar counter. Right there. And also a note: 4:00pm – 10 pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Well, I guess I need to pick from the American menu instead.
I ordered my favorite appetizer, beet salad. It was delicious!!
For entree, I ordered scallops. Cooked just right with center a bit rare.
And of course two days later I went back to Elway’s for the sushi. Not many choices. And with the seared tuna half off during happy hour, I ordered that and sashimi plate.
Another week in the Denver area. Need to get some fancy food to start the week after the long weekend (even though I didn’t really get the Monday off, my client did. So I worked from the hotel. Semi-holiday!)
Tried looking away from the Larimer Square, there is this pretty good review restaurant close to my hotel.
Went in pretty early (my messed up timezone between EST, MT and PST for these two weeks), the restaurant was still empty. Great! I feel like I got it all to myself. :) The service was excellent!
Just like any fancy restaurant, I was greeted with the chef’s special. A mini pie with meat. Very strong taste but very tasty indeed. Came also with a couple of warm breads. I love restaurants that actually care enough even for the breads they serve.
Got my first dish. Hamachi tartar and tuna sashimi. Fresh!
Crab salad. With the honey at the bottom, the hint of sweetness brighten up the dish so much.
Saved room for desserts. My favorite, cheeses! Got great recommendations from the server (and of course I don’t remember the names of the cheeses as usual). Great ending to my dinner.
Oh wait, a free macaroon from the restaurant! That’s a GREAT ending to my dinner!